While old maps are usually seen as art work more than for their usefulness, but here we have a new artist proving otherwise. She has shown that modern maps can be seen as an intricate pieces of art that extend past their usefulness becoming a thing of interest beyond getting from a to b.
An artist in North Carolina, Karen M. O'leary, has been making intricate paper cutting of maps of cities from all over the world. Below is a beautiful example of Mexico City which is available to purchase.
With truly impressive amounts of patience these gorgeous works of art are for sale via her etsy page, but are also browesable via her flickr page for those who would like to appreciate the rest of her work.